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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Ranked #10 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Since its inception in 1965, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles's uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art. Among the museum's strengths are its holdings of Asian art, Latin American art, ranging from pre-Columbian masterpieces to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives, such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement online. Situated in Hancock Park on over 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, LACMA is located between the ocean and downtown. With this much to explore, we encourage you to spend an entire day with us, delving deep into the work of your favorite artists, taking a free tour, catching a film or concert, or just letting your curiosity lead the way.
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This complex is huge and needs time tol appreciate, probably best seen on several visits. There are mutiple buildings each with a specialty. Then there are the La Brea tar pits and its museum which is alone worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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Long Beach, California
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“world class museum”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Have gone to many special exhibits here and they are great and give you access to the entire museum. I don't care for modern art, so I recommend skipping the contemporary art floors and heading to the old stuff, which they have a great collection of. And the Pacific art exhibit is awesome.

Visited October 2012
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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“One of the largest and most impressive Museums in LA”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

The County museum has something for everyone. You can focus on the permanent collections to see old world artists like Picaso, Monet, all of the big impressionist painters, and also take a look at contemporary artists from LA, Mexico, South America and other continents. The installations like the Street Lights, just outside the entrance, are fun for the kids to run around in, and if Metropolis is still going, its a mst see. My son spent 30 minutes just watching what has to be the world's largest Match Box car track/city. The trains and cars go around the largest track I've ever seen. And outside, all around the Museum are the Le Brea Tar Pits. You don't have to pay to see those--a must see if your a visitor to LA.

Visited October 2012
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Middleton, Wisconsin
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“Now THAT's Modern Art!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I love this quaint and impressive Museum. Always updated with new artists and it's a romantic place to go see art and have a nice lunch date as there is a cafe next to it.

Visited October 2012
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Chester NJ
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“Wow MOCA”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

A great museum always worth a visit. Was able to park on the street and pay the meter $4.00 instead of $10.00 in the lot.

Visited June 2012
Thank Joe1Lee
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